Godzilla is a monster of awesome destructive power but still a figment of his imaginer’s creative mind.
Simulations are real, and their use is becoming more widespread by the day. They have also been utilized in both science and the military for decades.
But Computer Simulations could Track Monsters.
I observed something interesting while watching the latest Godzilla movie. The scientists, admirals, and generals in the movie relied on a simulation to predict where Godzilla and his nemesis M.U.T.O. (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) mating pair would meet for final combat.
Does this scenario sound far-fetched?
Well it isn’t, and do you want to know why? While the connections between what is happening right now and what will happen in the future aren’t always clear – they do exist.
Conditions in our current reality do influence the future, and by identifying many of these dependencies, it’s possible to narrow the range of potential outcomes into a useful prediction.
And in the movie, they certainly narrowed the range of possible events, leading to effective foresight and planning.
So, Back to Godzilla and How Simulation Software Works.
Could a simulation have been built to predict the track of the creatures?
Yes, because the scientists knew the predator-prey relationship the monsters shared and the connection between the M.U.T.O. pair and the sources of radiation they were seeking…
M.U.T.O. pair chases radioactive materials.
Godzilla chases M.U.T.O.
Pretty simple, right?
But there are other factors that can influence outcomes such as terrain, weather, strength of radioactive sources, and Hollywood’s need to maintain a plot line.
And if there were such beasts, a simulation could be built to consider these relationships and predict where the monsters would eventually collide.
They give you a decision space where you can accurately test your plan.
They enhance your chances of success through repetition.
And computer simulations are no longer just the stuff of Hollywood movies.
Simulation software can give you a powerful, safe environment to see the big picture, ask the big “what if” questions, test your plans, and course correct repeatedly. And just Ike the scientists in the movie, you can narrow the range of potential outcomes into a useful prediction.
So, if monsters ever do clash in real life, we will certainly be prepared.
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